As the Philippines prepares to host Miss Universe 2017, Channel NewsAsia's Aya Lowe explores why beauty pageants are taken so seriously in the country. Link
WATCH: Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, 92, has been officially sworn in as Malaysia's 7th prime minister. He is the world's oldest elected leader.
The tradition of producing these New Year paintings dates back to the Yuan Dynasty. We look at how the art form has been kept alive for more than 600 years: Link